NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Amazon.com (AMZN) is bringing its video streaming services to the world. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant announced on Thursday that it plans to roll out Amazon Prime Video to 200 countries.
But, what will the global introduction of its video service mean for the stock moving forward? Nomura managing director Anthony DiClemente joined CNBC's "Power Lunch" to answer that question.
"I think it's evidence that Amazon is seeing a lot of traction in its media strategy. Like a lot of things that Amazon's doing in media now, this is a very expensive proposition," DiClemente noted.
He cautioned investors to use patience regarding Amazon's stock, particularly in the near-term, as this move could impact its margins.
"But, for people who know [CEO] Jeff Bezos; he's not a guy that likes to show high operating margins. You believe in his ability to invest in a high return on capital," DiClemente stated.
Furthermore, Amazon remains a solid stock to own in the long-term because of its presence in two huge markets, e-commerce and AWS (Amazon Web Services).
"I think the stock is still fine despite the dramatic investment in media and video," DiClemente said.
Shares of Amazon.com were inching higher in late afternoon trading on Friday.
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The team rates Amazon.com as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. COM INC (AMZN) a BUY. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, the team feels they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.
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